La belle Orientale

This gallery contains 30 photos.

André Suréda portrait and my designs (flower background and frieze). André Suréda (1872-1930) was a French orientalist painter who painted mostly North Africa.

La belle assoupie

This gallery contains 24 photos.

Mix of two paintings of André Sureda (1872-1930) and my design made with photoshop based on my two photos (Sky and pink flowers). André Suréda (1872-1930) was a French orientalist painter. He painted portraits and landscapes in North Africa (especially … Continue reading

Art Deco in love

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“I think there was a freedom in the 1920s and 1930s: a certain liberty and evolution of women.” Francois Nars Eduardo Garcia Benito’s Vogue cover (1928), 1920s Art Deco diamond and pearl brooch, Art Deco print and Fairfax & Roberts … Continue reading

Byzantine Lady

This gallery contains 27 photos.

Model wearing Byzantine Dolce Gabbana clothes, Byzantine mosaics in the Church of Martorana and in the Mandamento Palazzo Reale of Palermo, Sicily.

A la lumière du crépuscule

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Van Gogh’s painting (evening landscape), Saloni’s silk satin dress, gold necklace (sun), Oscar de la Renta’s bird earrings and Des petits hauts’s floral brooch. “Comme le crépuscule est beau, on peut se défaire de la méfiance, de la prudence, s’abandonner … Continue reading

A snow angel announcing Christmas

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Camille Pissarro painting “Snow effect at Eragny, Road to Gisors”, Ginger Jackie’s dress and WILHELM SCHWEIZER PEWTER ornaments (angel, shooting stars and street lamp).

The orange rising sun lightened and reflected on the sea

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Prada’s dress and detail of the Claude Monet’s painting “Impression, sunrise” (1872). I made two different versions of the set.

Divine !

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Dolce Gabbana’s dress and earrings. This painting called “Allegory of painting” was realized by François Boucher in 1765. He was an important French Rococo painter.

Un monde de couleurs

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Lisa Perry’s dress. The background is a part of the Sonia Delaunay’s painting “Automne”, 1965. Sonia Delaunay was a famous Op art artist.

Au rythme des couleurs

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Lisa Perry’s dress. The background is a part of a Sonia Delaunay’s painting named “Rythme”, 1938. Sonia Delaunay is a famous Op art artist. Different versions : Op art was an inspiration for Sixties designers : Source : Pinterest

Bastille day celebrations at night

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Bastille day is a French national holiday celebrated each year on the July 14th. In France, we call this day the “Fête Nationale” or “Fête du 14 juillet”. It commemorates the storming of the Parisian prison, named Bastille in 1789. … Continue reading

Byzantine cross

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Byzantine cross by Chanel (vintage). If you like Byzantine jewelry, you should like Chanel jewels, Diego Percossi Papi, Ben Amun, Sylvia Toledano, Gripoix, Ilias Lalaounis and Julie Vos. The background is a detail of a 6th century Byzantine mosaic in … Continue reading

“Love letters to Rossetti” by the photographer Donna Lee Steven

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Australian born, Donna Stevens produces photoshoots for magazines and fine art world. In this serie of photos, the photographer pays a tribute to the Pre Raphaelite painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti. The British painter Dante Gabriel Rossetti (1828-1882), figure of the … Continue reading

The Art Deco illustrator Coles Philipps

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Coles Phillips (1880-1927) was an American and Art Deco illustrator who worked from World War I to the late 1920s. He was a pioneer : he introduced for the first time the Art Deco style into adversitings and fashion magazines. … Continue reading

Italian Art

Dolce Gabbana pays a tribute to the Italian art of Maiolica with exquisite prints. “Maiolica, the refined, white-glazed pottery of the Italian Renaissance, was adapted to all objects that were traditionally ceramic, such as dishes, bowls, serving vessels, and jugs of all shapes and sizes.”

The vintage illustrator Valentine Sandberg

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Born in Sweden in 1881, Valentine Sandberg was an illustrator. He did covers for many magazines such as Success, Harper’s Weekly, Life, Sunday Magazine, Home Life, Modern Priscilla, Judge, and People’s Popular Monthly. He did also ads for brands like … Continue reading

Songe d’une après-midi d’automne

This painting called “Autumn at Eragny” was realized by Camille Pissarro. The tittle i gave to this set is inspired by the William Shakespeare’s comedy “Songe d’une nuit d’été”.

The American vintage fashion photographer Rodney Smith

This gallery contains 93 photos.

The New-York based fashion photographer Rodney Smith (1947-2016) is famous for his surrealist and poetic universe. He was often compared to the Belgian painter René Magritte. The photographer worked for famous fashion names like Neiman Marcus,  Saks Fifth Avenue, W … Continue reading

The Art Deco fashion illustrator Helen Dryden

This gallery contains 29 photos.

Helen Dryden (1887-1981) was an American artist who collaborated with Vogue during 13 years (1909-1922). She made fashion illustrations and covers for Vogue but also for Delineator and Studebaker. According to The New York Times, Helen Dryden was the most … Continue reading

The American painter Will Cotton

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Will Cotton (born in 1965) is an American painter whose favourite subjects are sugar (candies, pastries…) and female nudes. Besides painting (oil on linen), he draws and sculpts. He creates surrealistic landscapes teeming with candies and pastries.

The American vintage artist and illustrator Edna Crompton

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Edna Crompton (1882-1952) was an American artist and illustrator from the “Golden Age of illustration“. She painted with oil on canvas, portraits of women. Mainly in the 1920s, her oil paintings were used as covers in American magazines like The Saturday Evening … Continue reading

The Art Deco fashion illustrator George Barbier

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George Barbier (1882-1932) was a French fashion illustrator and painter. He studied at the Ecole des Beaux Arts (like André Édouard Marty and Georges Lepape). He is the most famous Art Deco illustrator. He drew fashion illustrations for “La Gazette … Continue reading

The Indian fashion photographer Tarun Khiwal

This gallery contains 115 photos.

Tarun Khiwal is an India’s leading fashion photographer. Pride of his culture and heritage, he photographs with an authentic India Modern aesthetic. Recognized internationally, he collaborates with magazines like Vogue, GQ, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Marie Claire and L’Officiel. Besides, Tarun … Continue reading

The painting “Lady Lavery” by Sir John Lavery

The Irish painter John Lavery (1856-1941) made a portrait of his wife Lady Lavery in 1922. It is a delicate, charming and graceful paint.  The warm light emanating from Lady Lavery is somptuous and contrasts with the dark background. The lady is very elegant with a steamy dress. The transparence and movement of the dress as well as the lady’s face are wonderful.

The fashion photographer Xevi Muntane

This gallery contains 31 photos.

Xevi Muntane is a Spanish fashion photographer. He produces photoshoots for fashion magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and V magazine. He shoots models but also celebrities such as Léa Seydoux and Kylie Minogue. His photographs are luminous, colorful and retro inspired. … Continue reading

The American vintage photographer Gordon Parks

This gallery contains 14 photos.

Gordon Parks (1912-2006) was a black American photographer who worked for Life magazine from the 1940s to the 1970s. Multi-talent and activist, he produced fashion photoshoots, realized photos of celebrities, directed movies (“Shaft”), wrote books, but also depicted through pictures … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Eugene Robert Richee

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Eugene Robert Richee (1896-1972) was an Hollywood photographer at Paramount (1921-1941) and Warner Brothers. He started by shooting silent movie stars like Gloria Swanson, Claudette Colbert and Carole Lombard. He is particulary famous for his portraits of movie stars such … Continue reading

Among gold trees

Michael Aram’s home decor. I used the wonderful Gustav Klimt’s paint called “The tree of life” (1905). Klimt used oil painting techniques with gold paint : Source : http://www.gustav-klimt.com/

The French painter Raoul Dufy

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Raoul Dufy (1877-1953) was a French painter, illustrator and designer . He admired the works of Van Gogh, Gauguin and Impressionist painters. He wasn’t really a Fauvist painter : he only adhered to the Fauve movement during three years until … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer Clifford Coffin

This gallery contains 175 photos.

Clifford Coffin (1913-1972) was an American fashion photographer considered as the greatest of Vogue’s photographers. During the 1940s and 1950s, he produced elegant, graceful and creative fashion photoshoots. He played an important part in fashion history : he covered the … Continue reading

The Brazilian photographer Paulo Vainer

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Paulo Vainer is a Brazilian photographer and filmmaker based in Sao Paulo, Brazil. He begun his career in 1978 as an assistant to photographer Bob Wolfenson. He realizes fashion photoshoots for many magazines like Harper’s Bazaar and Vogue. He shoots … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographer F.C. Gundlach

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Franz Christian Gundlach (born in 1926) is the most significant fashion photographer of Germany’s post-war years. Gundlach covered the evolution of fashion : “from the optimistic postwar years to the beginning of postmodernism, from Paris Haute Couture to Prêt-à-Porter, and … Continue reading

The vintage fashion photographe Frances Mclaughlin-Gill

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The American Frances McLaughlin-Gill (1919-2014) was one of the rare female photographers in the 40’s. She was the first female photographer to sign a contract with Vogue in 1943. She said about her work “everyone was wearing beautiful clothes, sitting … Continue reading

The Old Hollywood photographer Bob Willoughby

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Bob Willoughby (1927-2009) was pioneering in celebrities photography. He was the first “outside photographer” : the studios hired him to realize photos for the press. He photographed the biggest movie stars.

The fashion photographer Erik Madigan Heck

This gallery contains 170 photos.

Erik Madigan Heck is my favourite fashion photographer. His photos are colorful, pop, romantic and poetic. I like the color contrast, the mix of patterns, the blurry artistic, the moving models, the use of flowers, the retro and colorful style.

Palais Bahia : Jewel of the Hispano-Mauresque art

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Palais Bahia is incredibly decorated with somptuous mosaics, sculpted stone artifacts and painted doors and ceilings. The palace was built under the reign of two sultans :  Sidi Mohammed ben Abd al Rahman (1859-1873) and Moulay Abd al-Aziz (1894-1908). The … Continue reading